31° 22' 3N 130° 50' 44E Kanoya Airfield is located at Kagoshima on the southern coast of Kyūshū.
During 1945, Kanoya Airfield was used to launch kamikaze attacks. A total of 829 Kamikaze pilots were killed on their missions after taking off from Kanoya Airfield.
Japanese units based at Kanoya
19th Dokuritsu Chutai (Ki-46) 1945
American missions agaisnt Kanoya
April 8, 1945 - August 12, 1945
Still in use today as a Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) military airport.
Museum located at the airbase.
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April 15, 2020